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New York Should Think Outside the Box to Improve Primaries

by Ethan Fitzgerald

Lawmakers that want more open and efficient elections in New York should go beyond trying to fix one issue at a time and instead give voters a system that is fair to everyone.

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Prince Edward Island Will Hold Ranked Choice Voting Referendum on Electoral Reforms

by Austin Plier

Canada's Prince Edward Island has announced it will hold a non-binding referendum on five different electoral reforms in fall. The vote will be held online over the course of 10 days, and voters will use ranked choice voting to weigh in on five options (one of which is ranked choice voting).

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Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2016 Introduced in Congress

by Austin Plier

On July 14th, Congressional lawmakers introduced the Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2016, which would ensure that whenever a citizen interacts with the government, they are automatically registered to vote unless they choose to decline. FairVote is proud to be a long-time supporter automatic voter registration, and was the first national voting organization to originally support the reform.

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